Young chefs visit Spain

Shanon Benson and Sam Shawcross

Fifteen young hospitality and catering students from Warrington Collegiate are jetting off to Spainto gain valuable experience of the Spanish hospitality industry. The three week work placement in Granadawill see the students  undertake all aspects of work in a typical holiday hotel including front of house, food preparation, patisseries and confectionery, wine appreciation and  Spanish language.

In preparation the students have undergone six weeks intensive training in Spanish cuisine, culture and language.  The group will also have a Spanish lesson every day whilst on placement, including the tutors.

The three week placement in Granada in Spain has been organised through MEP (Mobility European Projects) Europrojects Granadaand is being funded through the Leonardo Da Vinci Life Long Learning Programme. Known as a Vocational, Educational and Training Mobility Programme, the aim is to increase the ‘professional and social mobility’ of EU residents through work experience within any EU country.

Hospitality and catering student, Shannon Benson, aged 18, says “I’m thrilled that I’ve been given the opportunity to participate in this venture. I’m looking forward to learning about the Spanish hospitality and catering industry. In the hotel we’ll be doing everything from housekeeping and cooking to bar and restaurant service.  I hope that this will lead to many exciting prospects in the near future.”

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